Since January 2019, a "wind of union" blew over the light soils and clay-limestone terraces of western Aude.
Two cooperatives, the Cave du Razès in the commune of Routier, created in 1947, and the Cave la Malepère founded in Arzens in 1949, joined forces to form a single entity under the name of Les Vignobles de Vendéole.
Neologism composed of the words «Vent» and «Éole», the name Vendéole refers to the Languedoc wine-growing region, which is subject to two climatic influences: the Mediterranean climate in the east and the oceanic climate in the west.
The largest cooperative winery in the Occitanie Region !
A leading producer of Malepère, Cabardès, IGP Cité de Carcassonne, IGP Côtes de Prouilhe appellation and IGP Oc varietal wines, this new entity has now become the largest cooperative winery in the Occitanie region. Les Vignobles de Vendeole group together nearly 400 cooperative members for a total production about 350, 000 hectolitres of elegant, well-balanced wines with a southern accent and sunny character. This alliance of specialists in the Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varietals ensures the diversity, modernity and quality of the wine it produces.